Kindred's investor presentation at Jeffries Global Healthcare Conference touched on its desire to buy Gentiva:
So how do we get there; well first, we really want to get into a room and work with the Gentiva management team to understand their business plan so they can understand our offer better.
One has to listen to understand. I see Gentiva's senior leaders gave Kindred the same ear it's offered employees the last several years.
Kindred wants one group to listen and pressure Gentiva to the negotiating table, Wall Street investment houses.
All of the analysts that cover Gentiva share this view. If you look at the commentary in terms of the strategic premises we’ve talked about here, the industrial logic, the financial capabilities of the combined company, I have not seen anyone who doesn’t think this transaction doesn’t make sense, and we think ultimately it will make sense to the board and the management team of Gentiva. And again, we look forward to those conversations.
I look forward to Gentiva senior leaders listening to employees. We'll see which conversation occurs first.
Anonymous (from Gentiva)